Justin Upton - SS - Diamondbacks
After originally saying they'd develop him as a shortstop, the Diamondbacks have decided to move Justin Upton to center field.
"I just think we all put our heads together and felt like it was best to do it right now," GM Josh Byrnes said. "We think this is the best thing for him. This could allow him to advance at a faster pace." Upton had the range to stay at shortstop, but the D'Backs are right that this is likely to get him to the majors faster, even if Chris Young should be entrenched by the time Upton is ready. Before Upton heads to center field, he's expected to miss the first two weeks of the minor league season with a left shoulder injury. Apr. 4 - 12:01 am et
And this is a horrible decision. Let him play where he's played his entire life. Move him later on if he ends up needing it, which he shouldn't. The thing is, they're already loaded at OF, so it really makes little sense at all to rush the decision this quickly. I thought the best solution would be to eventually move Drew to 2B, but only when Upton actually comes up at SS.